Minnesota's Legacy

2015 Myrtle On-site sewer solutions

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,500
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Freeborn County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Freeborn
Freeborn
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$494,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$186,875
Direct expenses
$598,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Cedar River is impaired for turbidity. This project will trap sediment, reduce flashy runoff, and deliver treated water to the impaired waters, and result in an estimated reduction of 338 tons of sediment per year and 168 lbs of phosphorus per year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Four properties were acquired to serve as SSTS sites. Site preparation activities included sump pump installation, excavation work, house demos, and legal fees paid by the city to address legal issues related the project. 2 homes and 1 garage were demoed.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

The City of Myrtle is an unsewered community in Freeborn County. Thirty-one of thirty-two properties are connected to a community straight pipe, which discharges raw sewage into Deer Creek, a tributary of the Cedar River and are classified as an imminent threat to public health (ITPHS). This project will provide cost-share assistance to 28 low income property owners, who are connected to the City of Myrtle community straight pipe, for construction of individual subsurface sewage treatment systems. This project benefits the local community, and the state by removing raw sewage from Deer Creek, reducing fecal coliform bacteria pollution to the Cedar River, and helping the state get to its goal of eliminating all community straight pipe discharges.

Project Manager
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Hoffman
Organization Name
Freeborn County
Street Address
411 S Broadway
City
Albert Lea
State
MN
Zip Code
560071147
Phone
507-377-5186
Email
dick.hoffman@co.freeborn.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp